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Welcome to  Practical Nursing Program

Practical Nursing is a career in which the individual practices the art of nursing under the direction of a qualified health professional. The practical nurse is a valuable member of the health care team who is active in the promotion of health, prevention of disease, and care of the sick.

The Practical Nursing diploma program is full-time and twelve months in length. It prepares the student to provide direct client care in all settings where nursing takes place under the supervision of a registered nurse, licensed physician or licensed dentist. The graduate will participate in assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care in cooperation with other members of the health care team. Upon graduation students are eligible to take the NCLEX-PN licensing examination. The Practical Nursing Program is approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing.

Practical Nursing Admissions Information and Criteria

Practical Nursing Point Count 

Information Sessions

Wednesday, January 21, 2015      1:30 pm – 2:30 pm        Room U-387

Wednesday, February 11, 2015     2:30 pm – 3:30 pm       Room U-387

Wednesday, March 11, 2015          3:30 pm – 4:30 pm       Room U-387

Wednesday, April 15, 2015            4:00 pm – 5:00 pm       Room U-387

Application Period

January 20, 2015 through April 27, 2015



Wilmington Campus
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

North Campus
4500 Blue Clay Road
Castle Hayne, NC 28429

Burgaw Center
100 East Industrial Drive
Burgaw, NC 28425

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 8:00am to 5:00pm

Accessibility Services

Cape Fear Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, political affiliation or age.